It is now 3:00 PM and I am announcing the winner of my first Giveaway It is Erin of Tesori Trovati. My husband picked the name out of my hat. Congratulations Erin!!!!!
Second BOC Open Studio Blog Event Giveaway
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There it is. The door to my studio. I am located in a very old barn. Old like the Maple trees that grow along this driveway. In fact the house and barn are one of the oldest in the area, circa 1850. About the time James Fenimore Cooper's father was up here.
Once you open the door you will go through a hallway, and down some steps into my studio. It is kind of below ground level which is good for the clay. Not so sure about anything else in there. But we have a wood stove in the part that my husband inhabits and it helps dry things out. I have an electric heater which I try not to use too much. Here is what you will see.
My Aim 88 Digital Kiln a wonderful workhorse. I also have a larger kiln.
Close up of hand painted pendants drying before the gloss glaze is applied
My current favorite tool-- a food dehydrator. Thanks to LeAnn Weih of SummersStudio for this great tip. Useful for so many stages in the ceramic bead making process
Jacking up the barn. This tube goes into the ground at least three feet and is filled with cement. My husband has put in quite a few of these.